KUCHING, Nov 11: New daily Covid-19 cases in Sarawak dipped further to 409 today, while seven fatalities including three brought-in-dead (BID) cases were recorded between Oct 25 and Nov 10.
This brings the cumulative cases of Covid-19 in Sarawak to 246,264 and death toll to 1,484.
The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that of the new cases, only six have more severe symptoms or are in critical condition.
There is a patient under Category 3 with pneumonia, two patients under Category 4 with pneumonia and requiring oxygen support, and three patients under Category 5 with pneumonia and requiring ventilator support.
There are 127 cases under Category 1 without symptoms and 276 cases under Category 2 with mild symptoms.
By district, Kuching is the sole district that still logged triple-digit numbers at 113 cases.
Seven districts recorded double-digit numbers namely Miri (76), Sibu (55), Bintulu (26), Lawas (22), Serian (20), Tanjung Manis (15) and Betong (12).
Other districts that reported new cases include Limbang and Lundu (9 cases each); Samarahan (8 cases); Bau (7 cases); Kapit, Song and Julau (5 cases each); Mukah, Sarikei and Asajaya (3 cases ech); Kanowit, Subis and Tatau (2 cases each); while Pusa, Simunjan, Belaga, Marudi, Selangau, Kabong and Bukit Mabong has one case each.
Of the three BID cases, two were reported in Betong on Oct 25 involving an 85-year-old woman, and on Oct 28 involving a 51-year-old woman. The other BID case was confirmed on Nov 7 in Sri Aman and involved a 63-year-old woman.
The remaining four deaths included a 50-year-old Kuching man died in Bau Hospital on Nov 8. Two deaths were recorded in Miri Hospital on Nov 9 involving a 70-year-old woman and an 88-year-old man. Sarikei Hospital reported one death on Nov 10 involving a 63-year-old woman.
Most of the deceased had multiple morbidities especially hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia, apart from more severe diseases like chronic kidney disease, heart disease and auto-immune disease.
There were no new clusters reported today, while SDMC has declared the end of two clusters, namely Opar in Bau and Mapu in Tebedu after no new cases were reported in the past 28 days.
As of today, the number of active clusters in Sarawak has decreased to 16. — DayakDaily